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Burglars steal 40 snakes and lizards in north Belfast

corn snake
Image caption The stolen snakes were corn snakes

More than 40 snakes and lizards have been stolen during a burglary in north Belfast.

An exotic animal shop in York Street was broken into some time between Saturday evening and Monday morning.

Twenty-seven lizards and 14 snakes were stolen. The snakes are thought to be corn snakes which are not venemous.

Police have appealed for information and are especially keen to hear from anyone offered exotic animals for sale in suspicious circumstances.